NSW Senior Counsel Appointments

Prior to 1993 silks were referred to as QC or KC (KC from 1901-1952) depending on the reigning sovereign – they commenced being referred to as SC on and from 1993. Please note that formal titles and/or post nominals that may have been held by an individual on their appointment as a silk have been omitted.

Note: An individual is not listed here if it is know he/she was appointed silk in another jurisdiction prior to taking silk status in NSW where this is known.

Name Date of appointment External links
Morris, Peter Mark 7 October 2010
Black, Anthony James 7 October 2010
Ingram, Phillip Gerard 7 October 2010
McGrath, Garry William 7 October 2010
Hanley, Stephen Scott 7 October 2010
Curtin, Gregory 7 October 2010
Johnson, Geoffrey Thomas 7 October 2010
Wilson, Eric William Heales 7 October 2010
Schonell, Richard Malcolm 7 October 2010
Duggan, Sandra Anne 7 October 2010
Braham, Peter Sidney 7 October 2010
Coleman, Andrew Phillip 7 October 2010
Thangaraj, Murugan 7 October 2010
McDonald, Patricia Emily 7 October 2010
Collins, Elizabeth Ann 7 October 2010
Hatcher, Adam Andrew 7 October 2010
Dhanji, Hament Kumar 7 October 2010
Furness, Gail Barton 7 October 2010
Cavanagh, Richard Austin 7 October 2010
Kennett, Geoffrey Ross 7 October 2010
Hughes, Braddon Hamilton 6 October 2011
Mooney, Peter Joseph 6 October 2011
Larkin, Patrick William 6 October 2011
Farmer, Gregory Anthony 6 October 2011
Clay, Philip Ross 6 October 2011
Robinson, Mark Anthony 6 October 2011
Weinstein, Richard Howard 6 October 2011
Young, Marcus Wolstenholme 6 October 2011
Cheney, Richard John 6 October 2011
Hollo, Robert Steven 6 October 2011
McNaughton, Sarah Megan 6 October 2011
Miller, Duncan Trevor 6 October 2011
Renwick, James George 6 October 2011
Henskens, Alister Andrew 6 October 2011
Lo Surdo, Anthony Philip Peter 6 October 2011
Roberts, Ian Gordon Bramwell 6 October 2011
Jones, Michael Alan 6 October 2011
Hennessy, John Michael 6 October 2011
Beasley, Richard Campbell 6 October 2011
Pike, Ian Robert 6 October 2011
Moore, Cameron Andrew 6 October 2011
Lee, Michael Bryan Joshua 6 October 2011
Kirk, Jeremy Kevin 6 October 2011
Stern, Kristina Anne 6 October 2011
Jenkins, Michael John 5 October 2012
Loukas, Chrissa Tereasa 5 October 2012
Parker, Geoffrey John 5 October 2012
Dicker, Matthew Charles Leckie 5 October 2012
Graham, Duncan Ewing 5 October 2012
Fordham, Michael John 5 October 2012

Note for interest

William Charles Wentworth, admitted in 1824 with Robert Wardell as foundation barristers in the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was accorded the distinction of wearing a silk gown in February 1835 – the first in private practice to be so recognised (Sydney Gazette, 12 February 1835). That was a ‘patent of precedence’ but did not entitle him to use the term ‘King’s Counsel’. Senior law officers customarily wore silk gowns in court in the early decades of the Supreme Court.